DESCRIPTION

Away is seeking its first in-house Controller to develop and oversee Away’s accounting function. This position will be instrumental in building out a new function at the company and will work cross functionally with senior leadership to design processes that fit our business. The ideal candidate has 6-8+ years public or private accounting experience and is eager to build repeatable and scalable processes and establish strong internal controls at a fast-paced consumer brand. This position is based out of our headquarters in SoHo, New York City and reports to co-founder and CEO.

REQUIREMENTS

What you'll do:

  • Manage daily accounting operations, including general ledger, accounts payable, inventory accounting and revenue recognition
  • Oversee the monthly close process to issue timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with US GAAP and IFRS for both US company and international subsidiary
  • Ensure strong financial controls are maintained in the business and manage year-end external audit providing detailed and accurate documentation to outside accountants
  • Complete quarterly sales tax filings and work with outside accountants to complete monthly, quarterly and annual VAT filings
  • Support outside accountants in annual US and international tax filings
  • Manage and report cash flow on daily and monthly basis
  • Over time, hire and lead an Accounting team

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, CPA required
  • 6-8+ years public or private accounting experience with increasing responsibility 
  • Ability to assess and implement technology to automate and control numerous accounting processes
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS. Experience with VAT filings and other international filings a plus
  • Experience managing accounting functions at both US companies and international subsidiaries
  • Experience with ERP systems - Netsuite experience a plus
  • Expert Excel skills
  • Ability to identify and communicate issues with senior management
  • Love to travel (but that's a given)

 

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary + equity
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Quarterly company outings
  • Annual international team trips

ABOUT AWAY

Away (awaytravel.com) is modernizing the travel experience, beginning with your luggage, while striving to set the example for how socially conscious companies should conduct themselves. In November 2015, we launched our brand in Vogue, GQ, and USA Today, and have been featured in over 80 publications including New York Magazine, Travel + Leisure, and Wallpaper*. Away was founded by two Warby Parker alums and has raised $31M in venture funding from investors including Global Founders Capital, Forerunner Ventures, and Accel Partners.

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